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Trusts

Anthony Grant explores the issues around the ignorance of many trustees of their duties, especially their duty to act impartially, and the need for trust deeds to have provisions enabling trustees who develop dementia to be removed and replaced
1st Jun 22, 3:45pm
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Anthony Grant explores the issues around the ignorance of many trustees of their duties, especially their duty to act impartially, and the need for trust deeds to have provisions enabling trustees who develop dementia to be removed and replaced
Economist Brian Easton says the informed discussion on the next steps in tax policy is about improving the income tax base, not about taxing wealth directly
23rd May 22, 8:47am
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Economist Brian Easton says the informed discussion on the next steps in tax policy is about improving the income tax base, not about taxing wealth directly
If you are reviewing whether using a trust to hold assets still makes sense because of the new trust law obligations, you need to be aware that transferring property out of a trust could bring bright-line test tax liabilities
12th Apr 22, 11:44am
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If you are reviewing whether using a trust to hold assets still makes sense because of the new trust law obligations, you need to be aware that transferring property out of a trust could bring bright-line test tax liabilities
The global anti-money laundering watchdog suggested NZ consider developing a register of trusts. But even as it bolsters beneficial ownership information on companies & limited partnerships the government isn't taking this advice. Why?
6th Apr 22, 2:02pm
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The global anti-money laundering watchdog suggested NZ consider developing a register of trusts. But even as it bolsters beneficial ownership information on companies & limited partnerships the government isn't taking this advice. Why?
Gareth Vaughan analyses the government's push to bolster transparency on the beneficial ownership of NZ companies, discovering lessons from the UK approach
24th Mar 22, 12:01pm
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Gareth Vaughan analyses the government's push to bolster transparency on the beneficial ownership of NZ companies, discovering lessons from the UK approach
After lengthy delay government moves to beef up oversight of the true owners of NZ companies & limited partnerships, but not trusts
22nd Mar 22, 8:00am
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After lengthy delay government moves to beef up oversight of the true owners of NZ companies & limited partnerships, but not trusts
The IRD pushes on into regulating controversial areas like interest deduction limitation rules, taxing the gig economy, trusts, and top tax rate anti-avoidance measures. Terry Baucher reviews
20th Mar 22, 12:30pm
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The IRD pushes on into regulating controversial areas like interest deduction limitation rules, taxing the gig economy, trusts, and top tax rate anti-avoidance measures. Terry Baucher reviews
Government investigating ways of preventing high-income earners from using trusts and companies to lower their personal tax bills
19th Mar 22, 9:30am
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Government investigating ways of preventing high-income earners from using trusts and companies to lower their personal tax bills
Gareth Vaughan on mortgages designed for bank shareholders not customers, Westpac's lost decade, the increasing size of home loans, Banksy & a NZ trust, the UK's lockdown partying PM
6th Feb 22, 6:00am
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Gareth Vaughan on mortgages designed for bank shareholders not customers, Westpac's lost decade, the increasing size of home loans, Banksy & a NZ trust, the UK's lockdown partying PM
Anthony Grant reveals pitfalls for passive solicitor trustees, when clients drop the ball on their tax obligations
16th Nov 21, 12:19pm
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Anthony Grant reveals pitfalls for passive solicitor trustees, when clients drop the ball on their tax obligations
Te wiki o te tāke: Terry Baucher explores tax consequences that may be unintended in how trusts are managed, house buying, and possibly intended for the increases in the family tax credit
14th Nov 21, 10:32am
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Te wiki o te tāke: Terry Baucher explores tax consequences that may be unintended in how trusts are managed, house buying, and possibly intended for the increases in the family tax credit
Te wiki o te tāke; Shifting the top tax rate to 39% has energised the efforts of those affected to reorganise their affairs, just as they did the last time this was attempted. The IRD is watching more closely this time
7th Nov 21, 7:11pm
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Te wiki o te tāke; Shifting the top tax rate to 39% has energised the efforts of those affected to reorganise their affairs, just as they did the last time this was attempted. The IRD is watching more closely this time
Anthony Grant sees an undeclared drive by the Government to tax people associated with trusts in ways they have never been taxed before behind a truncated consulting process about trusts
28th Oct 21, 2:12pm
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Anthony Grant sees an undeclared drive by the Government to tax people associated with trusts in ways they have never been taxed before behind a truncated consulting process about trusts
Transparency International calls for an end to the ability for the ultimate owners of NZ foreign trusts to avoid tax and financial transparency obligations in their home countries
14th Oct 21, 7:43am
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Transparency International calls for an end to the ability for the ultimate owners of NZ foreign trusts to avoid tax and financial transparency obligations in their home countries
Anthony Grant says the Courts support the use of corporate trustees where a family member/beneficiary is its sole director giving them complete access to the trust’s assets
4th Oct 21, 9:26am
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Anthony Grant says the Courts support the use of corporate trustees where a family member/beneficiary is its sole director giving them complete access to the trust’s assets
Anthony Grant says Trustees who lead a beneficiary to believe a trust will make a particular payment but who change their mind and fail to make it, may face a claim
23rd Sep 21, 11:05am
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Anthony Grant says Trustees who lead a beneficiary to believe a trust will make a particular payment but who change their mind and fail to make it, may face a claim
Financial Markets Authority formally warns online investing platform Sharesies for failing to have sufficient anti-money laundering procedures, policies, and controls in place
23rd Aug 21, 11:07am
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Financial Markets Authority formally warns online investing platform Sharesies for failing to have sufficient anti-money laundering procedures, policies, and controls in place
TSB and the RBNZ reach agreement in precedent-setting court case, proposing TSB pays $3.85 million for breaching anti-money laundering law
22nd Jul 21, 1:52pm
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TSB and the RBNZ reach agreement in precedent-setting court case, proposing TSB pays $3.85 million for breaching anti-money laundering law
RBNZ and TSB in the High Court seeking confirmation TSB has breached the AML/CFT Act, and thus how much it should cough up in penalties
22nd Jul 21, 10:29am
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RBNZ and TSB in the High Court seeking confirmation TSB has breached the AML/CFT Act, and thus how much it should cough up in penalties
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document appointing an attorney to act on your behalf if you cannot or do not wish to. Unlike a Will, an EPA operates while you are alive
19th Jul 21, 10:36am
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An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document appointing an attorney to act on your behalf if you cannot or do not wish to. Unlike a Will, an EPA operates while you are alive
Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
11th Jun 21, 1:40pm
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Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
Trusts lawyer Tammy McLeod says the new Trusts Act has been focusing minds on updating trusts, even reviewing whether they are still needed. And the brightline test changes adds another key consideration
2nd Jun 21, 11:16am
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Trusts lawyer Tammy McLeod says the new Trusts Act has been focusing minds on updating trusts, even reviewing whether they are still needed. And the brightline test changes adds another key consideration
Foreign buyers purchased 714 New Zealand homes in the year to March and sold 1473 over the same period
4th May 21, 12:09pm
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Foreign buyers purchased 714 New Zealand homes in the year to March and sold 1473 over the same period
Financial Action Task Force's anti-money laundering review of NZ highlights the openness to abuse of trusts and company nominee director & shareholder arrangements
29th Apr 21, 7:30pm
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Financial Action Task Force's anti-money laundering review of NZ highlights the openness to abuse of trusts and company nominee director & shareholder arrangements
Trusts lawyer Tammy McLeod looks at what you need to consider when think your trust is no longer needed and you want to wind it up
20th Apr 21, 1:27pm
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Trusts lawyer Tammy McLeod looks at what you need to consider when think your trust is no longer needed and you want to wind it up